Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekend Recap: At Least We Can Still Kick the Crap Out of Oakland

The Good

The Yankees swept the Oakland Athletics, and was punctuated by a massive offensive outbreak on Saturday worst than the 28 Days Later outbreak that turned England into Zombieland.  Teixeira hit 2 homeruns that day, delivering 5 RBI's as part of a 4-5 night.  Cano went 3-5 with a homerun of his own, and Sabathia gave his usual: 7 innings, and a chance to win the game.  Teixeira continued hitting all through Memorial weekend.  He went 2-4 on Sunday, and 2-2 with 3 walks and a solo homerun on Monday.  Kuroda pitched 8 masterful shutout innings, or at least it looked masterful until we remember that it was against Oakland.

The Bad

Its fine when you're beating up on Oakland, but when Oakland's big brother Anaheim comes to town, suddenly you don't look so good.  And that's what happened on Monday.  Despite the fact that Jered Weaver was out with an injury in the first inning, the Yankees still couldn't manage to get a win.  It was close, and though lots of opportunities were missed, it certainly wasn't a problem with the offense (8 runs scored).  Hughes gave up 7 runs in 5.1 innings, and that was largely part of the problem. 

The Ugly

Martin went 2-5 on Monday, his first multi-hit week all season. 

Weekend Homers

There were 6 homeruns this weekend which means $12 for the Children's Health fund.

Raul Ibanez 9hr = $18
Nick Swisher 8hr = $64
Andruw Jones 5hr = $10
Derek Jeter 5hr = $10
Curtis Granderson 15hr = $30
Alex Rodriguez 7hr = $14
Robinson Cano 7hr = $14
Mark Teixeira 9hr = $18
Eric Chavez 3hr = $6
Russell Martin 4hr = $8
Jayson Nix 2hr = $4 

Total 74hr = $148

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Last night was even worst. Cano stroke out looking with bases loaded. That is no way to win games. With good teams like the Angels, the Yankees either have good at bat or good pitching, but not both at the same time. It's frustrating to watch. One run, really?